Throwing in the Wind – lyrics

ATLATL USE IN WYOMING HAS A LONG PREHISTORY

FOR CENTURIES PEOPLE THRIVED

HUNTING WITH THIS WEAPONRY

WE RARELY FIND A THROWING STICK

OR REMNANTS OF A DART

BUT PROJECTILE POINTS AND WEIGHTS ARE A REMINDER OF THE ART

IT’S BEEN THIRTY YEARS SINCE MODERN MAN REVIVED PART OF THE PAST

IT ALL BEGAN HERE

IN WYOMING

RECREATE TRADITIONS OF DART THROWING

AT LAST.

FOR MANY YEARS WYOMINGITES HAVE MET AT VEDAUWOO

TO CAMP, COOK, AND COMPETE

ENTIRE WEEKENDS THROUGH

WE THROW RABBIT STICKS, TOMAHAWKS, KNIVES, AND SHOOT BOW

BUT THE ATLATLS AND DARTS ARE ALWAYS CENTER SHOW

WEAPONS ARE WIELDED, SCORES ARE KEPT,

WE STRIVE FOR LOCAL GLORY

THE VICTORS WHO WIN

REVEL IN THE CHEERS

AND THE REST IN FRUSTRATION

WIPE AWAY TEARS

THOSE FOLKS HAVE A DIFFERENT STORY

CHORUS: ATLATL, THROWING STICK, WOOMERA, OR SPEAR THROWER,

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT

JUST COME OUT TO SARATOGA

30 YEARS OF MODERN USE

AND A LONG HISTORY

HELP US RELIVE OUR PAST

AND MAKE NEW MEMORIES

SO PICK UP A STICK, PICK UP SOME DARTS

FLING EM, THROW EM, HURL EM, HUNT

RELIVE OUR PAST AND RELEARN THE PRIMITIVE ARTS

WHEN THE OIL DRIES UP AND THE POWER’S GONE

THE STORES ARE ALL EMPTY

AND THE TV WON’T TURN ON

WHEN WE FALL INTO THE OLD WAYS

WHEN INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HAS GONE ASTRAY

WHEN HUMANKIND HAS DECLINED INTO THE PRIMITIVE

ENTHUSIASTS

WHO WE CELEBRATE HERE

THROWING DARTS AT ANYTHING

IN THE WYOMING WIND

WE ALL LIVE

CHORUS: ATLATL, THROWING STICK, WOOMERA, OR SPEAR THROWER,

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT

JUST COME OUT TO SARATOGA

30 YEARS OF MODERN USE

AND A LONG HISTORY

HELP US RELIVE OUR PAST

AND MAKE NEW MEMORIES

SO PICK UP A STICK, PICK UP SOME DARTS

FLING EM, THROW EM, HURL EM, HUNT

RELIVE OUR PAST AND RELEARN THE PRIMITIVE ARTS

SO PICK UP A STICK, PICK UP SOME DARTS

FLING EM, THROW EM, HURL EM, HUNT

RELIVE OUR PAST AND RELEARN THE PRIMITIVE ARTS